Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Butch Stearns.
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Rapper Andre Johnson explains why he severed his penis
Andre Johnson (the rapper, not the Texans wide receiver) had quite the eventful turn of events this past April. The rapper, whose group Northstar is affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, cut off his penis and jumped from a second-story building in North Hollywood three months ago.
“See, that would ruin my whole weekend,” Dennis said.
Johnson, who admitted that he under the influence of drugs at the time, said that he did the painful deed because he views himself as a higher entity than just a mortal man.
“Yes, I was using drugs that night, but I was in complete control,” Johnson said. “I cut it off because that was the root of all my problems. My solution to the problem was the realization that sex is for mortals, and I am a god. Those kinds of activities got me into trouble, and I came here to be a god.”
“Tiger Woods could have saved himself a lot of heartache had he taken this approach,” Dennis added.
Son of John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal nabbed for cocaine possession
Kevin McEnroe, the son of tennis legend John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, was arrested Tuesday for alleged possession of cocaine.
McEnroe was arrested in the Alphabet City neighborhood of New York City after receiving six bags of cocaine, a muscle relaxant, 20 oxycodone pills and 10 unidentified orange pills from a drug deal.
“That’s a strange place to get drugs,” Callahan proclaimed.
“Alphabet City?” Dennis responded.
“No, a drug dealer,” Callahan answered.
O’Neal has had her own history of drug use, as the former Academy Award winner entered a drug treatment program in 2008.
“The apple doesn’t fall to far, does it?” Dennis added.
Company sues Seth McFarlane for ‘Ted’ character
Ted, the foul-mouthed, drug-using teddy bear from the 2012 comedy film of the same name, was inspired by someone else’s idea, according to a claim.
Bengal Mangle Productions is filing a copyright infringement complaint against Ted director Seth MacFarlane, stated that “Ted” is a rip-off of “Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear.”
“If it bombed, there would be no lawsuit,” Dennis said, adding: “This is one of the prices you pay when you get up into the rarefied air of Hollywood and any hugely successful enterprise. People come after you.”
Ted 2 will begin filming in Boston next week, with a casting call for extras being held on July 26 in Allston.
“They had a casting call. … They want extras,” Callahan said. “They wanted like ugly Irish guys. … I thought about going up there, but I figured around here there would be like a million guys in line.”